Taliban Continue to Capture Territory as US. Forces Leave Afghanistan

Published May 13th, 2021 - 02:50 GMT
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Members of the Taliban look out on top of a building (AFP/FILE)
In recent weeks, territorial gains by the Taliban suggest they are succeeding in preparations for assaults on urban areas once U.S. forces have fully withdrawn. On Tuesday, the group captured the Nerkh district ahead of a three-day Eid ceasefire. Meanwhile, the Pentagon said on Tuesday that the U.S. had completed between six and 12 percent of its withdrawal from the country. The Taliban control clusters of territory focused around the center and the west of the country. Large areas are sti

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